6 strokes
man, human 人 (亻)
face-up, look up, depend, seek, respect, revere, drink, take
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1573 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 仰天 【ギョウテン】 being amazed, being horrified, being taken aback
  • 仰角 【ギョウカク】 angle of elevation
  • 大仰 【オオギョウ】 exaggerated, overblown, overdone
  • 景仰 【ケイコウ】 adoration, admiration, reverence
  • 景仰 【ケイコウ】 adoration, admiration, reverence
  • 欽仰 【キンギョウ】 reverence, adoration, veneration

Kun reading compounds

  • 仰ぐ 【あおぐ】 to look up (at), to look up to, to respect, to revere, to ask for (e.g. guidance), to seek, to turn to (someone) for, to depend on, to rely on, to gulp down, to quaff, to drink
  • 仰せ 【おおせ】 order (from one's superior), command, what you say, (someone's) words
  • 仰せ言 【おおせごと】 statement, order
  • 仰る 【おっしゃる】 to say, to speak, to tell, to talk
  • おっしゃる通り 【おっしゃるとおり】 I agree with you, it is as (someone) says
  • 仰る 【おっしゃる】 to say, to speak, to tell, to talk
  • おっしゃる通り 【おっしゃるとおり】 I agree with you, it is as (someone) says


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • admirar
  • respetar
  • mirar hacia arriba
  • instrucciones


  • Rosto para cima
  • melhorar
  • depender
  • procurar
  • respeito
  • rever
  • tomar


  • regarder en l'air
  • dire (humble)
  • dépendre
  • chercher
  • respecter
  • révérer
  • boire
  • prendre (nourriture)
1173 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1658 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
375 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1534 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1037 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
360 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1056 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1099 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1134 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
65 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
51 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
32 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
32 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1718 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
400 Morohashi
48 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
137 New Nelson (John Haig)
1701 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1836 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1057 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2144 2001 Kanji
2a4.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-4 SKIP code
2722.0 Four corner code
1-22-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4ef0 Unicode hex code